Friday, April 20, 2018

Fantasy Faire ~ Day 2

Day 2 finds us in the land of Sanoria for no particular reason, except that I loved the outfit I got from Dreaming Thicket and decided to wear it while shooting pictures. The Hellebane version I'm wearing is offered in the RFL vendors and there are five other colors available as well.


Join the mini hunt on this sim. Read the stones and touch the disc at the sim entrance for your quest instructions. You are looking for 10 artifacts of a lost and possibly alien race, who once lived here. As you wander the desert looking for artifacts, marvel over the tenacity of a culture that could pull their buildings from the floor of the desert and realize that there are people in the world who live in much these same conditions.


Hair ~ Truth Brighton [for Hoodie]
Head ~ LAQ Neve 3.03
Skin ~ 7 Deadly S[K]ins Olivia
Body ~ Maitreya Lara 4.1
Outfit ~ Dreaming Thicket Verbena Skirt, Skirt Scarf, Top and Headscarf Hellebane [6 colors / Classic, Belleza, Maitreya, Slink] *

Tattoos ~ Endless Pain Ivar [Belleza, Maitreya, Omega, Signature, Slink] *

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Fantasy Faire ~ Day 1

Today's blog is a continuation of Wednesday night's...
Start at the Junction. Take a deep breath; you'll be under water! Here you'll find portals to all the lands.
You'll see a couple of cute low-lag avatars to make your travels easier. One is free, the other is very reasonably priced. The low lag avis are available at the landing points throughout the Faire.
There are also two low-lag skins, Gilded Fae male and female, from Plastik, which are absolutely gorgeous and which can be had for a donation. I'm wearing the Gilded Fae Female in the picture above. It comes with appliers, hair, eyes, horns and a system skin. It doesn't have an ear applier, so if novelty ears are part of your look, tint some dark purple before TPing to the Faire and you can change into your new skin with relative ease. 
The necklace is Aziza from Bliensen+MaiTai. It matches the gilding perfectly. I couldn't resist!



You can click on a portal to visit the other sims, or you can walk. I circumnavigated the sims in about 6 hours without stopping to shop. I took a walk through the underwater world and to tell you the truth, I'm not sure whether these pictures were in the Junction, or another section because I was too busy looking at the sights to keep track of the sim designation,

A portion of the sales at Fantasy Faire go to RFL and 100% of the special vendors in each store go to fight cancer. What could be better than getting unique items while helping a good cause?



Head ~ LAQ Neve 3.03
Body ~ Maitreya Lara 4.1


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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Fantasy Faire the Night Before


Fantasy Faire is scheduled to open Thursday. The most elaborate and, for many of us, most enjoyable event of the year will open its doors to the public. Members of the Creators group have been working for over a year to cram as much beauty, music, literature, dancing, fellowship and, yes, SHOPPING into 10 days as is possible.

Fantasy Faire is unique in SL in that it is for those who love the whimsical, the bazaar, the strange, the inhuman aspects of our world. Where else will you see Elves, Faeries, Vampires, Mermaids, Tinies, Furries, Steam Punk Aficionados, Role Players and all sorts of other creatures from dream or nightmare working together?

The goal? To raise funds for Relay for Life to bring an end to an enemy we all have in common: cancer. You'll hear me talk more of that part of the process in the next 10 days.


For now, here's how you get started:
1. Dress for travel. Leave the high prim and highly scripted outfits and hair at home.
2. Plan to take your time. There are 15 sims. You can't do it all in a couple hours!
3. Be open to unexpected events and possible delays. The builders do their best to make your visit lag free and intuitive, but you know how SL can be, particularly when there are a lot of people on a sim. There will be a lot of people on the sims. Just accept it and look at all that neat stuff that you would have missed if you hurried by.
4.Check out the Fantasy Faire site HERE to see what is available at different sims and what entertainment is scheduled. 

Hair ~ Besom Relle COMMON
Head ~ LAQ Neve 3.03
Eyes ~ Banana Banshee Faylynn eyes [Catwa, LeLutka, Omega] *
Skin ~ Jeanette's Joint Crackled Porcelain Skin *
Body ~ Maitreya Lara 4.1
Outfit ~ John Dee's Emporium Wolfbane Elemental Spirit dress, wings and flower wreath
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Monday, April 16, 2018

Fantasy Faerie


She danced in the spray just above the tideline. Spinning and hopping in the mist and fanning her wings with joy at the sunshine. She looked as much a part of scene as the rocks and the waves. We watched her frolic for a while and then made our way along the beach hunting for shells and bits of ocean glass.


Later that night as we made our way back, we saw that the faerie was still there, but now she was stock still and seemed mesmerized by the glowing bubble in her hands, which she gazed at like a scrying mirror. "It's almost time!" she whispered.

FANTASY FAIRE
April 19 ~ 29
To benefit Relay for Life


Flower Crown ~ Acios Gaia Crown Flower
Dream [resize script] *
Hair ~ Monso My hair CreamyMami Mixed
Head ~ Catwa Catya 2.16
Eyes ~ Touryuumon Cursed Eyes (special RFL) [Catwa eyes] *
Skin ~ Glam Affair Beth
Body ~ Maitreya Lara 4.1
Outfit ~ Faeline Megumi dress and wings rainbow [Available in 4 styles, matching animated wings included] * 


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Sunday, April 15, 2018

What do you do on a Friday night?



Friday night in Second Life. What to do?? I know! How about going to the Boom Pony for some live entertainment? I am always amazed by the quality of the performers in SL. Some perform cover songs that sound better than the originals and some compose and perform their own music. Many play multiple instruments. A lot of the performers at the Boom Pony do it all.

The Boom Pony is open only on Friday nights, but there are other music venues offering shows throughout the week. Seek and you shall find! Most SL performers are very professional and a joy to listen to.


Yes, occasionally there will be a performer who sounds like a cat arguing with a garbage truck, but you don't like every singer in RL, do you? If you don't like the singer, try a different one.
You just have to check around and listen to different performers to find the ones that fit your musical tastes. You'll probably notice a lot of the same avis at the shows of singers you like. Ask them who else they enjoy listening to. You've found your groove!
Check the Events calendar on your dashboard under "Live Music" or click the magnifying glass in your viewer's web search to get started. 


Hair ~ Besom Starlette reds COMMON
Head ~ LeLutka Simone 3.0
Skin ~ 7 Deadly S[K]ins Rika pineapple

[2 collections, 7 shades in each ] *
Body ~ Maitreya Lara 4.1
Outfit ~ I.M. Collection Bahama Shirt red and Shorts pink [5 colors sold separately / Fitmesh, Belleza, Maitreya, Slink] *
Shoes ~ Oh Pair! Ginger [10 colors, 2 metals / Belleza, Maitreya, Slink] *
Nails ~ Cazimi Dark Cherry [6 colors / Belleza, Maiterya, Omega, Slink]
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Photos ~ Taken on Friday night @ the Boom Pony Warehouse

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Paleontologist's Passions


I woke in the bright light of dawn to the sound of a loud bellow close to my camp. I quickly pulled on my jumpsuit and grabbed my camera and clipboard and walked out to meet this guy. He was just as surprised to see me as I was to see him.
I could tell he meant no harm and, as long as I didn't spook him, he would probably let me observe him. I kept telling myself, "Triceratops was the cow of the Cretaceous ". Just a big cow, right? But he was a heck of a lot of bull!

He contentedly munched flowers from dawn till darkness settled in. Then, as quickly as he'd appeared, he wandered off into the woods and disappeared. 


I spent the day taking pictures, drawing sketches and taking measurements. I was cool and comfortable in my outfit from Finale Couture and hair from Tameless.  I was really glad I had prescription shades from Haysuriza ... the sun was really bright!
Look available @ Designer Showcase.

Thanks to the nice folks @ Lost Spirits and Jade Coast for giving my buddy a home.
Their egg hunt continues until April 25, so come hunt eggs and say hi to the triceratops if you find him!


Hair ~ Tameless Hair Kaelah *
Head ~ LeLutka 3.0
Skin ~ Glam Affair Kendall
Body ~ Maitreya Lara 4.1
Outfit ~ Finale Couture Shelly Jumpsuit Stone with matching heels [Classic, Belleza, Maitreya, Slink] *
Glasses ~ Haysuriza Eyewear Luxury Classic for lady [hud-change textures]
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